Seven innovative real estate projects have been announced for the 2014 Development of Distinction Awards — the signature award series organized by the Houston chapter of the Urban Land Institute that highlights the region's most successful new developments in terms of design, community awareness, sustainability and economic viability.
"These examples lead the way in Houston real estate," ULI executive director Ann Taylor tells CultureMap. "In a perfect world, we wish all development projects could look like this."
The organization hand-picked five finalists and two honorable mentions that show that Houston's ongoing real estate boom doesn't have to leave a trail of luxury condos and strip centers in its wake.
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At left, finalist Historic Fire Station No. 6